Fun learning is effective learning! With Halloween around the corner, we used Halloween words for this literacy busy bag.
Halloween Words Busy Bag
- orange craft foam (or thick craft sticks or cardstock)
- black permanent marker
Cut strips of craft foam (or paper). Write Halloween words on the strip. Leave enough space in between the letters in the words so that there is room to fit the end of a clothespin over each letter. Then label the clothespins with the letters in the words. Write the letter on the ends of the clothespins.
Put out a strip (or a few) with the words, and the clothespins with the letters. Work at your child’s level, finding the letter clips to clip to the words. I sat with my child and we sounded out the words, talked about the letters that made the sounds, and then located the letters and put them on the words together.
You know your child (or class) best – use words that work for them. Also know how many to use- you don’t want anyone getting overwhelmed with a mountain of words and clothespins!
Some words to try:
- dress up
Be sure to click through on the other 16 fun fall activities listed below! (The links are all blue.)
From left to right:
Halloween Words // The Pleasantest Thing
Fall Leaves In and Out Activity // Still Playing School
Pumpkin Alphabet Puzzles // Modern Preschool
Sunflower Playdough Mats for the Numbers 1-10 // Life Over Cs
Fall Leaves Quiet Book // Teach My Mommy
Pumpkin Count and Clip Cards // Playdough to Plato
Apple Fine Motor Play // Adventures of Adam
Free Fall Themed Mazes // Powerful Mothering
Free Pumpkin Colors Booklet // Stay At Home Educator
Fall Nature I Spy Bottle // Mama. Papa. Bubba.
Fall Alphabet // Preschool Inspirations
Fine Motor Spider // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Pete the Cat Pumpkin // Think Magnet
Fall Interactive Book // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Free Pumpkin Number Mats // The Kindergarten Connection
Fall Playdough Busy Bag // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Counting with Acorns // Play and Learn Everyday